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're great deal of that mayor lee has chosen to make his first state of the city address here. it sends a message for all student in san francisco. you know that this city's future don't understand on the education we provide for all our children. it's with great pleurisy introduce the mayor of the city of san francisco. good morning thank you laura republican for that kind introduction and thank you for opening your divorces to me this morning. i want to honor david and all your supervisors and to our two newest supervisors. mayor brown thank you for being here and taking the time to join us this morning. you have done so much in this county >> and since this is my first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood before i and score my t
first city address i'm hoping you'll cut me some slack if you chose to write about it in the newspapers. to the department heads and consistent leaders and education leaders to all of you who are online and thank you all of you for joining us this morning. and, of course, to my wonderful wife, mother and friend thank you for being here and pitting up with me for all these years >> a year ago i stood before i and score my term of office pledging to seize the year of the dragon to focus on jobs and to make bold decisions for your future. and to work together with all our stoifrz to put it lanely to get things done were when i took office your unemployment was really high. the redevelopment by the state was a potential death now for the housing and our taxes stopped the growth of our economy. we in this room and many of us working together took on the story changes for our city some of which have vexed for years >> years. i'm proud that together we through innovation and we foerjd our way ahead. to the city commissioners and to the department heads and to our friends in the business, lab
there for the broader social benefit possible. the first city in the world to have that kind of data available. >> other cities can take elements of sfpark and implement it in the cities. los angeles is working on it. berkeley is working on a project. washington, d.c. is, too. cities are looking at parking management differently than the have in the past. >> later this year, we are gathering all the data we need to evaluate rigorously all our expectations of how this can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, improve transit speed, reliability, reduc. [applause] >> good evening. i'm the director of transportation. for me, this is not the academy awards. this is the all-star game. the folks sitting over here are truly the all stars of the city. i've had an opportunity to work with ed, harlan, and jocelyn. behalf of all of us. we are also very lucky to have a bunch of people from sfmta, many of them are here. my job is to introduce the awardees. please join me and give a hand for jay primus, george reynolds, steven lee, and lorraine fuqua. >> thank you. this is a tremendous honor. it really does fee
outdoors is just as bad as endorsed. this is the first city to have an ordinance about smoke-free festivals. there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand spoke, several studies show that exposure again, outdoors can reach levels the same as endorse and can be just as dangerous. for quite a few months i have been working with various groups, breathe california, the department of public health, support with broad sectors. requires that no smoking signs be posted, two,several announcement be made that the event is smoke-free and all promotional material includes information that the event is smoke-free. in the case of repeated violations the director of transportation in the inter agency which coordinates transit and transportation will consider all violations. san francisco would become the first large city in the us to adopt this type of regulation. also want to correct one of the findings. i want to urge strong support and again thank my co-author supervisor avalos. thank you. >> president: is there second to the amendment? seconded by supervisor farrell. with
. it is a dream come true for the city's economy. >> it is the first floit behack to tokyo. this is 7 years and wait highway patroling for it and we are delighted that the flight is taking off. >> there is a shadow looming over it. there are questions over the safety of the planes. there was a fire and fuel leak earlier this week. we found a high profile passenger preparing to board this morning and feeling confident in the plane. >> when there is it a introduction to the airplane there is always something. there is nothing major on this one. >> former transportation secretary has full confidence in the federal officials charged with protecting airline travelers . nn thereto tsb operates and moving with the department of the transportation operates, i have -- i don't have the concerns about this plane or the 787 as a whole. >> his fellow passengers don't sound too worried. >> it seems like every airline has problems. and this is a new airplane. i am not bothered by it >> instead there was talk of appreciation for the new service to japan. >> it is a convenience. and i go to san francisco, i
of national parks system. in the early 1960's, they became the first roles monument. the way city spread changed with the invention of the cable car. >> people know in san francisco, first thing they think about is, let's go across america, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we
and working collaboratively to move together the broad goal of making the city truly transit first, and improving transit throughout the region. i look forward to working with you together. >> i appreciate the fact that is vice chair you have worked hard to make sure that we have a common ground. and some of the differences on a couple of issues don't get in the way of the work that needs to be done. i appreciate that and i appreciate the work that not only you do but also your staff. commissioner mar. >> thank you chair campos. i want to say that avalos as chair will continue love the great work that our current chair campos has led, making sure that there is equity in how we distribute the transportation resources, and having strong inclusive processes that involve the communities that we serve and transit policies. are also want to say that his background as a social worker and community organizer really has a key role in his ability to lead from the bottom up. that public comment made earlier by mr. -- also by mr. cohen, looking at other issues such as aging, mobility in isola
with respect to this first item from the city attorney's office but that could result in a continuance or not i don't know. unless there's a compelling argument to continue it i think 5 can make a decision as well as 5 for that matter >> commissioner moore. >> i'm happy to continue. >> i have to admit i am reluctant to go forward because the burden is on us. i believe that a project of this size it's a question of principle should have many commissioners present because we have the largest number of opinions on the subject manner >> commissioner anthony and in that regards to that question that the certification of an e i r which would be brother us in those important projects we need more votes so it's more important practically is 10 years that have gone into this project. i think it's only fair to the project sponsors and i'm prepared to vote on it today and hear it today but i think there is a sentiment it should be continued because it's a very important project. we need a larger commission to go forward with this. commissioner borden >> here's what i'm not - i mean members of the pub
, and to have allow the citizens to allow the police department to maintain the database. being the first city in the country to make that ammunition illegal as you will hear later, dr. campbell from probably the best trauma ward in the country will tell you what that ammunition does to people when they are hit by it. and then, again, to ask for a reporting on people that purchase as much or more as 500 rounds of ammunition so we cannot only track those people that are buying ammunition, but frequency of purchase as you can stockpile that ammunition. it is not going to be the -- any sort of suspension of the constitution. this is just smart, thoughtful community coming together with law enforcement so we know what people are doing and a simple question can be asked and if it's for target practice, that's fine as long as it's not the most lethal ammunition. the leadership in this country, you know, we've been divided for a while over small ideas and now we're coming together unfortunately after this tragedy over a big idea. and that's gun control. can't tell you how much the major city police c
is the first city in the country to list ratings, new york going on line soon from what we understand. >> a major airline made a second attempt to raise air fare autos there is a warning about thieves stealing your gift cards. >> if first you don't suck side, try, try again. united tried to raise ticket prisz for the second time this year. first attempt on january 3 when they were paid up to $5 each way. other carrier dz not follow suit. united brought it fares back down, well, today, it's trying again this, time raising fares up $5 but $10 each way. saying it has nothing to do with the grounding of the boeing dream liner jets. you may remember, united owns six of those, thieves are stealing money off guards. the sheriff's department posted this video on facebook. warning that this fraud son the rise, thieves can scan a bar code. once the loading with money they use a copy to buy merchandise. >> this gift card has been tampered wchl the bar code, changed. the santa cruz county sheriff's office recommends get a card with a secure backing. that way, you're in the giving your money to a
to settle down here and build the first city. many believe this was the location of the garden of eden. >> there were date palms, rice, fish, papyrus, birds. there were all kinds of animals. what more could you want? >> 5000 years later, this family is carrying on part of that tradition. near the euphrates river, he raises water buffalo and candle -- cattle. there are bees for honey. 60 different kinds of dates grow in his orchards. but there is not enough water anymore for the nomadic rice his family grew -- aromatic rice his family grew for generations. orchards like this are disappearing. iraq loses huge amounts of agricultural land every year. our land turns to desert. when people cannot farm anymore, they migrate to overcrowded cities. 50,000 families are living in poverty after abandoning their farms. the government is trying to reclaim some of that land. here, the province of basra has planted thousands of eucalyptus trees to anchor the soil. farmland is increasingly competing with the oil industry and losing. >> the ministry of oil objects to trying to allocate land for agricul
of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure island and welcome more people to our great city and we are growing as a result. we are going to have the greatest subway system that can connect to our bart, to our caltrans, to up and down our muni lines. this central subway will be a great success. it will connect to some of the most densely populated and rapi
. >> it was a historic night at city hall as the first same-sex couples did get married in special ceremony this morning. seven couples took their vows. the mayor performed first ceremony. she has marriage power. she married jim and bill, a couple that has been together for 35 years. and they never thought they would see the day when they could legally wed. >> i am very happy. this is as happy as i have ever been and be able to spend the rest of my life with bill legally. angela show the gay community can be done. >> bill and jim say they hope other states will follow maryland's lead and legalize same-sex marriage. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a number of other new laws go into effect today. current city officials will get an extra year in office. a parent or guardian can freeze credit reports to protect kids from identity theft. they hope it can protect foster children. for more on all the new laws, you can visit our website, wbaltv.com. >> fireworks and parties unfolded all around the world. >> kurt gregory takes a look at new year's around the world. >> the first major city to celebrate 23 was in n
for the city's economy. >> it is the first floit behack to tokyo. this is 7 years and wait highway patroling for it and we are delighted that the flight is taking off. >> there is a shadow looming over it. there are questions over the safety of the planes. there was a fire and fuel leak earlier this week. we found a high profile passenger preparing to board this morning and feeling confident in the plane. >> when there is it a introduction to the airplane there is always something. there is nothing major on this one. >> former transportation secretary has full confidence in the federal officials charged with protecting airline travelers . nn thereto tsb operates and moving with the department of the transportation operates, i have -- i dot have the concerns about this plane or the 787 as a whole. >> his fellow passengers don't sound too worried. >> it seems like every airline has problems. and this is a new airplane. i am not bothered by it >> instead there was talk of appreciation for the new service to japan. >> it is a convenience. and i go to san francisco, it is crowded and a lot of peo
love to see potentially in hack-a-thon to help move our city forward. the first has to do with a favorite topic of san franciscans. how many of you have had your car towed in san francisco? how many of you have not been as happy as you wanted to be about that experience? so, last year i had hundreds of residents who were unhappy about the fact that there were special events that san francisco will often do. whether it be the america's cup, sunday games, giants streets they will wake up for the car that is typically legally parked on this their street and find out they can't get it back but for a $500 fibromyalgiav. i protionx posed to the public if your community can help us figure out an app so if i provided my cell phone to city government, we can let you know if the street cleaning is going to happen tomorrow. we propose this had last year. mayor lee was supportive. we're still waiting for it to happen, idea number one. idea number two, my constituents ask me can you tell us where every single dollar in city government goes? whether it goes to an individual, nonprofit,
. first of all, the hatchery is one of my favorite places in the city. there is truly a bee hive of activity of the newest innovations that san francisco will be famous for. i also love the fact that just a couple of blocks from here is where our san francisco giants are moving on to the world series. but just in this room, all of you are giants and making sure that san francisco is the world champion when it comes to innovation. >>> 13 years ago, i like all of you started a company. i started in i-ti a technology company in the 1.0 world. it was a company that created technology to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. t
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